New Hampshire man arrested in connection to baby born, abandoned in woods

This is a mugshot of 45-year-old George Theberge. (Manchester NH Police Department)

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (WLNE) — A 45-year-old man was arrested in connection to a baby that was birthed and abandoned in the woods last month.

Police said George Theberge, 45, was believed to have been with the baby’s mother when she gave birth in a tent on the West Side of Manchester just before 1 a.m. on Dec. 26.

The temperatures were around 15 degrees when 26-year-old Alexandra Eckersley gave birth.

Police found the newborn alone in a tent in the woods.

Further, police said that the baby had been left alone for over an hour before being found.

Theberge was charged with felony tampering with witnesses and endangering the welfare of a child.

Eckersley was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless conduct.

On Dec. 26, police said the baby was alive and was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital.

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